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02-05-2014, 07:59 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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First impression of FLUcard on K-3

Here is a link to a first impression of the FLUcard on the K-3. It’s from a batch of test units that have arrived in Hamburg. I don’t have time to translate the whole thing, but here are the key points about how it works.

Erste Erfahrungen mit der FLUCard für die PENTAX K-3 | Wolli's Gedankenspiele

- No application installation necessary - it works in a browser. He tested Chrome, Safari and Firefox.
- When you enter “remote capture”, you can see the shooting parameters on the screen.
- You can change all normal parameters, including the AF point.
- Pressing the virtual shutter button creates a thumbnail of the shot. By clicking that thumbnail, you bring up the photo directly.
- The EXIF data is shown and can be recorded.
- Data transfer takes 5 seconds for a file at full resolution and 3 seconds for the lowest resolution.
- A “LV” button in the browser deactivates the remote control and another click will reestablish the connection.

Basically he was really impressed and he can’t understand where all the negativity about the FLUcard has come from, especially since hardly anyone has had the chance to try the card out.

02-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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Great news. I might buy one of these for my K-3. Sounds good for some things.
02-05-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
Basically he was really impressed and he can’t understand where all the negativity about the FLUcard has come from, especially since hardly anyone has had the chance to try the card out.
Maybe people are using regular flu cards and confusing the features/product?
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Can't wait to get my hands on one if these babies.
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- a liveview stream is transferred!
- you can transfer RAWs
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5 seconds for full size file is impressive. I'm assuming it's JPEG? Even sucking down a 10MB JPEG in that time is nice...
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The negativity comes from grumpy people. Because they are grumpy.

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The Flucard for the Pentax K-3 has been backorder with Adorama since I placed the order last November. There is no ETA. I did see another thread in the forum that mentioned availability this March. If correct, that is another month. Can't wait to try it.
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Flu card start is end of february/beginning of may
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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
Flu card start is end of february/beginning of may
Which year?
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Availability

I just heard today from someone inside Pentax USA that they are expecting them to be available in the next 7 to 14 days.
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I hope they eventually ship a 32Gb version -- using a 16Gb would be a problem for me given the way I shoot a combination of RAW + JPEG/fine, with my primary (RAW) card being 64Gb I really need a 32Gb to safely cover the JPEG/fine images. Of course, I could always just plug in a smaller card when I'm doing remote stuff, but that's a pain.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cardnick Quote
I just heard today from someone inside Pentax USA that they are expecting them to be available in the next 7 to 14 days.
Start up is last february week or first week in march.
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